Skiing is a thrill around the Keweenaw. The highlight of them all is the famous Mount Bohemia Ski Hill, a black diamond ski hill that boasts being one of the best in the Midwest. The views from the chair lift are so wonderful that they run the chairs in the fall for visitors to enjoy seeing the miles of forests with colored leaves and the wide expanse of our wonderful Lake Superior. Once the snow arrives it is all about the skiers' life. Equipment rentals are available if you decide not to take your own. The hill is just under 20 miles from our resort, so skiers may find the best of all worlds is to stay at the vacation home at Dockside Resort and then head in many directions for each day's runs.
Less than half an hour drive in another direction is Mount Ripley. The downhill ski runs at the Michigan Tech Ski Hill in Ripley can be very challenging as well. beginners and mid level skiers are accommodated and equipment rental is possible there as well. Snow making machines were installed at Ripley, so the conditions are very dependable.
Cross country skiers will also have their inspiring options. Large groomed trails that are suitable for competitions can be found at the Swedetown trails in Calumet and at the Michigan Tech trails in Houghton. Swedetown is only 17 miles or under 20 minutes from the resort. The Michigan Tech Nordic trails are just under an hour away. If you want runs for the leisure class folks, there are groomed ski trails near local communities around the Keweenaw.
Try this site for more details on UP Ski Trails: http://www.uptravel.com/cross-country-ski-trails-203/
Book a week with us this winter and enjoy every day on slopes or gliding through the woods, at planned races and events, or on your own in the peaceful wilderness. The snowy activities are here for you. And we are ready to help you settle in to the vacation home that will make it easy to get to the fun and then even easier to kick off the boots and unwind at the end of those magical days.
Also make a note...there is a pretty exciting rumor that Dockside might install a skating rink this winter, with all sizes or learners in mind, and making space for the smaller kiddos to enjoy the outdoors. We'd like to see the kids learn to enjoy winter fun in many ways. If you are interested let us know and we may be able to help arrange for rentals of skates for you as well.
Give us a call and then, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow."
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